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Fox News’ Baier and MacCallum to moderate first Republican presidential primary debate

June 26, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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FOX News Channel (FNC) anchors Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum will co-moderate the first Republican presidential primary debate of the 2024 election, announced FOX News Media President and Executive Editor Jay Wallace. Broadcast exclusively on FNC from 9-11 PM/ET, the debate will take place on August 23rd at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Additional special programming surrounding the debate on FNC will be announced at a later date.

Throughout their tenures at the network, Baier and MacCallum have each played pivotal roles in the coverage of every major political event. Most recently, they co-anchored special programming for President Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address, the 2022 midterm elections, the 2020 presidential election and the 2018 midterms. Notably, their unrivaled political coverage has ranked number one in all of television, outpacing cable news and broadcast coverage for the past five years.

Baier serves as FNC’s chief political anchor and executive editor of cable news’ highest-rated newscast, Special Report with Bret Baier (6-7 PM/ET) whileMacCallum anchors and is the executive editor of The Story with Martha MacCallum (3-4 PM/ET) which is the number one news program in its timeslot.

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